A double marathon to honour the ancient Kings

Walk, jog or run 53 miles along the breathtaking South Downs Way to the magnificent finish on the steps of Winchester Cathedral; the burial place of the first Kings and Queens of England.

24th – 25th June 2017


Explore one of the UK's finest National Parks

You will be inspired every step by the sweeping views on either side.

Look to your right across the ancient Weald of Southern England, and look to your left across the shimmering expanse of the English Channel.

Non-stop and two day packages available

A fully supported ultra for all

The event is designed for experienced ultra runners to weekend walkers.

Every detail is covered, from flawless signage, race timing, fully stocked pitstops to medical support. And that’s not even mentioning the overnight camp.

All you have to do is enjoy the epic journey to Winchester.

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The breathtaking route starts near Arundel and runs along the South Downs Way until you reach the climactic finish of Winchester Cathedral. Experience some of the finest scenery with views stretching across Southern England and out to sea.

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A range of packages to suit everyone; whether you want to run it, jog it or walk it – we cater to all abilities. Take on the full route non-stop or choose to take part in the two day challenge and stay with us at our incredible overnight basecamp.

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What's included?

Unlike some self sufficient ultra marathons we look after everything so you just need to concentrate on enjoying the view as you get to the finish line. From the route signage, to the food and medical provisions – we’ve got it covered!

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